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MasterCard Renews Commitments With FIFA World Cup and Soccer Legend Pele Through 2002 Tournament

MasterCard Renews Commitments With FIFA World Cup and Soccer Legend Pele Through 2002 Tournament

Company unveils first two designs of its 2002 FIFA FIFA International Association Football Federation [French Fdration Internationale de Football Association]

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position of the world’s largest sporting event soccer’s

World Cup which will be held during the summer of 2002 in Japan and

South Korea, it was announced at a press event here today with FIFA

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They procured . . . . At the same time, MasterCard announced the

continuation of its relationship with three time World Cup champion

Pele, who has been MasterCard’s exclusive World Cup spokesman since

1991, through the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

As an official sponsor of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, MasterCard

maintains exclusivity in the card based payment category, which includes

all card account access devices such as credit and debit cards debit card, card that allows the cost of goods or services that are purchased to be deducted directly from the purchaser’s checking account. They can also be used at automated teller machines for withdrawing cash from the user’s checking account. , ATM

cards An ATM card (also known as a bank card, client card, or cash card) is an ISO 7810 card issued by a bank, credit union or building society.

Its primary uses are: , telephone cards, etc., and receives exclusive global category

rights to use the FIFA World Cup official marks, logos and designationsElement of marketing concerned especially with the sale of goods and services to customers. One aspect of merchandising is advertising, which aims to capture the interest of the segment of the population most likely to buy the product. . The four year agreement,

which marks MasterCard’s third consecutive official sponsorship, includes two on field perimeter boards at a total of 14

Chelsea FC defeats Monterrey in FIFA Club World Cup Semi

Chelsea FC defeats Monterrey in FIFA Club World Cup Semi

English club team Chelsea FC defeated Mexican club team Monterey, 3 1, in the semifinals of the FIFA Club World Cup. This is 9th edition of this tournament which is played in Japan every year.

The English club team was set in cruise control as it took over the game in the 17th minute with a goal by Spaniard midfielder Mata.

The third was made by the other Spaniard in the English team, forward Fernando Torres. Torres has been criticized lately for not producing what was expected of him in the last two years.

Monterrey got a consolation goal during stoppage time to save a bit dignity for the squad. The goal for the Mexican club team came via Jesus De Nigris.

Chelsea FC goes to the finals with the victory and will face Brazilian club team Corinthians on Sunday at 3:30 in morning, Pacific Time.

Last year, Barcelona from Spain won the World title against Brazilian club team Santos in the finals.

FIFA finds shortcomings in World Cup bids ahead of vote

FIFA finds shortcomings in World Cup bids ahead of vote

(CNN) FIFA has cast doubts on the hopes of several countries bidding to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments in a technical evaluation report released by soccer’s governing body on Wednesday.

Russia, seeking to host football’s premier event for the first time in 2018, was criticized for its limited transport options which may cause problems due to “the country’s vastness and remoteness'” the report said.

Its information and communications technology needs to be upgraded, while 13 of its proposed 16 stadiums will be started from scratch and its accommodation plan suggests “a dependence on construction and modernization in the hotel sector.”

Russia received a “low risk” legal rating, as did its main European rivals England and Spain Portugal, but the Belgium Netherlands joint bid was marked “medium risk”.

England, the 1966 host, received a mainly favorable evaluation but it failed to meet FIFA’s requirements for venue specific training sites and accommodation.

The Spain Portugal bid also fell short in required contracted venue specific training sites, but it has an advantage over England in that there are no government restrictions on media rights.

The Belgium Netherlands bid fell short in team facility and accommodation requirements, and did not supply the necessary government guarantees to satisfy FIFA’s protection program needs.

Of the 2022 candidates, Qatar’s bid was highlighted as having the most shortfalls mainly due to the small size of the country, its excessively hot climate during the tournament months of June July, and the need to start most construction from scratch.

“The fact that 10 out of the 12 stadiums are located within a 25 30 kilometer radius could represent an operational and logistical challenge,” the report said.

“Any delay in the completion of the transport projects could impact FIFA’s tournament operations. Moreover, it appears to be difficult to test a transport concept prior to the event under conditions comparable to the World Cup.

“The fact that the competition is planned in June July, the two hottest months of the year in this region, has to be considered as a potential health risk for players, officials, the FIFA family and spectators, and requires precautions to be taken.”

The Qatar bid was praised for a novel aspect to its stadium plans, which would see modular sections used to build 22 grounds around the world in developing countries.

Its time zone difference of three hours from Europe means it rated higher in terms of television revenue an area where rivals Australia, South Korea and Japan fell down.

Australia’s geographical size was also highlighted as a potential problem, while it failed to meet FIFA’s accommodation requirements, but it was rated a low legal risk.

The United States’ size was not deemed to be problematic given the competitiveness of its air industry, but the report noted temporary transport would have to be provided to and from most of the proposed stadiums. bid had the highest projected tickets sold of almost five million, and the report said “TV ratings and media rights in the Americas are likely to be higher.”

Japan and South Korea are seeking to stage the event for the second time, having been co hosts in 2002.

Japan’s bid focused on innovative high tech aspects, and was praised for its facilities and transport, though its government did not provide the required guarantees and it was rated a medium legal risk.

South Korea, which hopes to stage some games in the North, met most requirements but received one black mark in that “the majority of FIFA’s constituent target groups would be accommodated in two or three star quality standard rooms.”

It was given a low legal risk rating, but FIFA said its broadcasting law “adversely affects the free and unrestricted exploitation of media rights” and therefore needs to be suspended.

FIFA’s executive committee members, who have been lobbied by all the candidates and visited their facilities, will vote to decide the hosts for both tournaments on December 2.

Other factors apart from the technical requirements have historically played a part in awarding hosting rights.

Meanwhile, FIFA’s ethics committee will announce on Thursday the fate of the two executive committee members accused of offering to sell their World Cup votes, the UK Press Association reported on Wednesday.

Nigeria’s Amos Adamu and Oceania president Reynald Temarii were last month provisionally suspended along with four other FIFA officials following an undercover investigation by British newspaper the Sunday Times.